Shehbaz Meets Palestinian Envoy, Slams Zionist Terrorism, Demands UNSC Action

ISLAMABAD: PMLN President and National Assembly Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif met the Palestinian Ambassador Ahmed Rafei in Islamabad and expressed solidarity on behalf of the nation, PMLN and PMLN Quaid Nawaz Sharif.

Mian  Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif  said the Israeli occupation forces,  once again,  have unleashed  a reign of  terror to evict Palestinians  from their ancestral homes. Israel’s  sacrilegious military action taking place in and around the holy site of Masjid Al Aqsa has deeply hurt the sentiments of millions of Muslims  the world over. Hundreds of Palestinians have already been seriously injured, while some of them have also been martyred.

The National Assembly Opposition Leader condemned the Zionist entity for the violence and terror unleashed in the vicinity of Masjid Al Aqsa,  that mirrors its policy of tyranny and oppression pursued in the territories that it had seized  and kept  in illegal occupation for over the past fifty years. He recalled that Israel stands condemned by the United Nations,  the UN Security Council  and by international human rights organisations. He called upon the major powers, in particular the P -5 countries, to ensure that Israel is  made to comply with the UN Security  Council Resolutions. Failure to do so, calls into question their respect for and commitment to the Charter of the United Nations. He also hailed the courage and bravery of the people of Palestine who have refused to be cowed  down by  Israel’s  state sponsored brutality and genocidal policies. He stressed that the only fair,  just and credible solution to the problem lies  in full and immediate implementation  of Security Council Resolutions 242 and 336.

      In this context, Shehbaz Sharif also expressed his solidarity with the suffering people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir,  who too,  have been confronting  a brutal occupation power that has let loose a reign of terror  that has converted the occupied territory  into a vast prison , where there is no consideration for age and gender those locked up,  in  a state of servitude for decades.  India’s own  human rights organisations have documented these state sponsored  terror tactics that have resulted in the death of thousands of Kashmiris and devastation of their homeland.

      He also called upon the United Nations, the Organisation  of Islamic Countries , the Arab League and the Islamic countries,  both  individually  and collectively to use their  influence to extend their full support  and solidarity with the just and legitimate struggle of the peoples of both Palestine and Kashmir.

       Mr. Shehbaz Sharif also urged the Government of Pakistan  to raise the issue of occupied  Palestine, along with the issue of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir,  in all regional and international forums,  with greater skill, resolve and commitment. He stressed that there can be no resolution of  these issues without the full participation and approval of the genuine representatives of the peoples of the occupied territories.

       The PML(N) President was accompanied by Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal . Tariq Fatemi, Maryam Aurangzeb.

Shehbaz said the Israeli Occupying forces had once again escalated their oppression and brutalities on Palestinian people and were forcefully evicting them from their ancestral homes in an act of utter terrorism. He said such fascist inhuman actions of Israel have incited angry outrage among millions of Muslims across the world. He said thousands of Palestinians had been wounded and many had been martyred.